Remarkably preserved (yet still fading) ads

I love a catchy product tagline or slogan, like this one found on the side of a building at Sixth Avenue and White Street.

But what was the product? This vintage magazine ad sheds a little light.

This V. Ponte and Sons ad, a little farther south in Tribeca, looks like it was painted just weeks ago.

Here’s an interesting Daily News piece on Mr. Ponte’s empire.

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2 Responses to “Remarkably preserved (yet still fading) ads”

  1. Nabe News: January 3 - Bowery Boogie | A Lower East Side Chronicle Says:

    […] pair of cool well-preserved ghost signs [Ephemeral […]

  2. Joe R Says:

    Somebody once told me the story that in the 1980s or so a competitor in “waste management” in the TriBeCa/W. Village area offered better service and lower prices. My source told me that his body was later found inside his car, parked near the St John Center on Washington Street. I don’t know how true this is. Can anybody verify this story?

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